Avalanche an away victory of the Stanley Cup


Kadri thus played the heroes and the Avalanche defeated the Lightning 3-2. The Colorado team will have the opportunity to lift their first Stanley Cup in 21 years on Friday at home. Jared Bednar’s men lead the series 3-1.

Kadri is back on the pitch after missing the last four games with a thumb injury. He was injured when Evander Kane threw him towards the scoreboard in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

It is a great victory, a great comeback. I’ve waited all my life for this. I thought it was time to join the partyHe said.

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, however, was not laughing at his post-match press conference. He only answered one question and said that the winning goal shouldn’t have counted because there were too many players on the ice on Avalanche’s side.

This defeat hurts more than the othershe has declared. It is difficult for me. It’s hard for me to talk about it. I’ll have to talk about it, but I’ll do it tomorrow. You will see what I mean when you look at the winning goal.

And I’m heartbroken for the players, why should we keep playing.

A quote from Jon Cooper, lightning coach

Striker Nicolas Aubé-Kubel was eliminated from the squad to make way for Kadri. In the win, Nathan MacKinnon finally opened his counter in the series. Andrew Cogliano also turned on the red light.

Anthony Cirelli and Victor Hedman hit the target for lightning. Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 shots, while Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves.

Nikita Kucherov, who had not finished the last duel, started the match, which is not the case with teammate Brayden Point, inactive for the second consecutive match.

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Spectators in suspense

The Lightning opened the scoring just 36 seconds after the initial engagement. Erik Cernak’s shot made Kuemper’s mask come off and the return fell over him. Cirelli pounced on the puck to push it into the net.

The referees did not hesitate for a moment to award the goal despite Kuemper no longer having the mask. The Lightning beat the first period 17-4.

At the beginning of the central period, the guests drew the game. During a power play, a pass from Mikko Rantanen deflected off MacKinnon’s skate, who went in front of the net, before finding a way behind Vasilevskiy.

Rantanen and Cale Makar each had their 20th playoff assists in their winning streak. Just five minutes later, the Lightning’s regained the lead by a goal. After a good solo run, Hedman beat Kuemper with a backhand shot from the faceoff circle.

Andrew Cogliano equalized the game in the third period.

Photo: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

As soon as the break for the start of the third period ended, the fourth line of the Avalanches brought everyone back to the starting point. Nico Sturm thought of using a comeback in front of goal to score his first goal in an avalanche uniform, but the puck was deflected by Cogliano.

Cogliano’s goal was the Lightning’s first home 5-on-5 goal from Game 7 of the first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, a streak of 21 consecutive bouts.

After a few back and forth chances in extra time, O’Connor managed to get past the Lightning defense but was stopped on the break by Vasilevskiy.

A few shots hit the Florida net posts before Kadri stunned the Lightning with a bad change.

He beat the goalkeeper with a shot high on the net. The referees took a moment to concede the goal because the puck was hidden at the top of the goal.

Avalanche players surround hero of the day Nazem Kadri.

Photo: Getty Images / Douglas P. DeFelice


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